Texans' lead vs. Colts should be bigger

December, 16, 2012
12/16/12
2:42
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HOUSTON -- Bryan Braman bailed Quintin Demps out of his first mistake.

After the Texans' third safety dropped a sure pick, Braman blocked a Pat McAfee punt, eventually spotted the ball, pulled it in and slid into the end zone before he was touched.

But the Colts got the ball back with 1:39 remaining, which was enough time for Demps to make another crucial error. T.Y. Hilton ran a deep route right at him, then cut inside and ran on by, pulling in a 61-yard touchdown pass lofted up by Andrew Luck.

That made it 20-10 in favor of the Texans at the end of an eventful first half.

J.J. Watt was absolutely electric, with two sacks and a couple of tackles for loss against the Colts' overmatched offensive line.

The Colts have come back from plenty of second-half deficits before.

Not many of those comebacks have come against a defense with a stud like Watt wreaking havoc up front.

Indianapolis will get the ball to start the second half with a chance to make it a one-score game.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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